With Halloween just around the corner it’s time to consider how your kids are going to look frighteningly good while trick or treating this year. Store bought costumes can be a little generic – I know last year my daughter wore the identical “Dorothy” costume as 2 other girls in her class. I am guilty as charged for mailing that one in. But custom costumes are just not in my budget having price tags that are more trick than treat.
So if your child doesn’t have their heart set on a pre-fab Batman or (God forbid) Honey Boo Boo costume and you’re looking to save a few dollars this year, why not make your own? Really. What I have learned is that you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to pull it off.
What I love about this is that it gives you and your child a chance to create together. My number one rule for making this work is to manage your own expectations and to ban perfectionism from the process.
Not only will this result in a completely original costume, it will allow you to spend quality time with your child and leave everyone with a great sense of achievement. You’ll also find many of the materials you invest in this year will be left over or reusable next year – saving you time and money next time around! The same goes for making your own decorations.
Happy Halloween everyone and have fun turning your little angels into, well, little monsters, goblins and princesses!!